Bagels are basically some breads with a hole in the middle. Ok, some breads with a hole in the middle, that are boiled in water before baked in oven.
Servings Prep Time
12Bagels 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 6hours
Servings Prep Time
12Bagels 20minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 6hours
  1. Mix the yeast, sugar and water in a mug (the water should be lukewarm, not very hot!);
  2. Let it sit for 10 minutes, to activate the yeast;
  3. In a big bowl, mix the flour with the salt and add in the yeast mix and the blackstrap molasses;
  4. Get ready for a brutal combat with the dough;
  5. Vigorously knead it, like a man;
  6. Allow the dough to rest in a greased bowl covered with a wet towel, for about 4 hours, in a warm place;
  7. Roll the dough with your hands, forming a… hmmm… a roll;
  8. Divide the dough in 12 equal pieces;
  9. If the pieces are not equal, the dough will expel a poisonous gas that will inflame in contact with the oxygen in the air;
  10. Shape small balls with your hands and make a hole in the middle, like some sort of donuts;
  11. Allow the bagels to rest for about 1 hour;
  12. Boil them in boiling water, for about 1 minute each side; You can add salt, sugar or any other spices you may like to the water; I added baking soda to give the bagels that bretzel taste;
  13. When cooked, you can top your bagels with seeds, spices or any other toppings you may like; I used fennel seeds, flor-de-sal, black pepper, turmeric, thyme and sesame seeds;
  14. Bake them in the oven, 180ÂșC, for about 30/40 minutes; I baked mine over on a silicone layered tray, but you can also use a greased tray (with some olive oil or any other fat);
  15. Enjoy them warm or cold, sweet or savory, however you may like;
Recipe Notes
  • These bagels are relatively small;
  • If you prefer sandwich-size bagels, you can use the same recipe for just 6 bagels, instead of 12;